orientation and mobility specialist


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orientation and mobility specialist

a human services professional who specializes in helping the visually impaired and legally blind to acclimate to their physical environments.
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Roles: The orientation and mobility specialist is a professional with specialized training in the assessment and instruction of blind and visually impaired people in skills which lead to independent movement and travel to the greatest degree possible.
The role of the orientation and mobility specialist in the public school (position paper).
COMS, orientation and mobility specialist and lecturer, San Francisco State University, Department of Special Education, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, e-mail: <mayadg@sfsu.
In 1998, the state-based Orientation and Mobility Specialists Association of Victoria (OMSAV) was founded.
of Alabama, Birmingham) textbook provides pre-service general and special educators and practicing professionals--physical therapists, school psychologists, orientation and mobility specialists, speech-language pathologists, and the like--with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs crucial to creating learning environments making it possible for all students to reach their potential.
Let us begin with what we call ourselves: cane-travel instructors, as opposed to university trained (AER certified) orientation and mobility specialists (O&M).
Designed to be used by individual consumers, orientation and mobility specialists, and teachers of persons who are visually impaired, the software provides spoken and on-screen map data and 12 million points of interest for U.
Designed to be used by individuals, orientation and mobility specialists, and teachers of persons who are visually impaired, the software is designed to provide spoken and on-screen map data and 12 million points of interest for U.
The coordinator and seven staff members of the Vision Program will also participate in the run: Coordinator Carol Farrenkopf; teachers of students who are blind Christina Bardes, Matt Brook, Robin Stewart, Sheila Whitmore, and Bill Young; and orientation and mobility specialists Landra Berwick and Cathy Sattelberger.
A broad array of constituencies in our field endorse the inclusion of certified orientation and mobility specialists, certified vision rehabilitation therapists, and certified low vision therapists as part of the work force whose health care services are covered under the current health care reform bill.